8-inch Active Reference Monitor
The Bulit8 from Pioneer is a 2-way active reference monitor designed to provide accurate sound reproduction for music producers, songwriters, and audio engineers in small- to mid-sized control rooms and personal studios. The 160W (peak) Class AB amplifier is bi-amped to drive an 8" aramid fiber woofer and 1” soft-dome tweeter, yielding a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz.
The tweeter is mounted in a convex diffuser that disperses high frequencies to create a wider image. The bass port on the front of the low-resonance enclosure is grooved to decrease standing waves and increase impact. You can further tune the sound via volume and high-frequency level knobs.
XLR, 1/4” TRS, and RCA input jacks allow you to easily connect to your monitor controller, mixer, audio interface, or portable device.
For enhanced audio performance, increased bass output, and reduced unwanted resonance, the speaker utilizes a highly rigid medium-density fiberboard (MDF) for its enclosure and bass-reflex ducts. To optimize sound quality and reliability, the woofer is made with aramid fiber and the soft-dome tweeter is infused in magnetic fluid.
To improve airflow through the port of the enclosure, the port hole was engineered with grooves to help direct the sound waves smoothly. The technique decreases standing waves from the mouth of the port, resulting in smooth bass and mid-bass output with more impact.
Matching the bass output of the speaker, the soft dome tweeter is set in the center of a convex diffuser, optimizing output and dispersing the sound energy in both left and right directions for wider imaging. For a cool cosmetic look, the diffuser illuminates in white when the speakers are powered on.
Class AB Bi-Amp
A highly efficient Class AB amplifier in a bi-amp configuration drives the tweeter and woofer separately.
Tweak the high-frequency level output via the built-in equalizer on the back of the speaker. The EQ adjusts high frequencies in one decibel increments (-2 dB to +1 dB), tailoring the audio output to your listening preference.
Three types of inputs - XLR, TRS, and RCA - are provided for connection to different devices, such as external sound cards, computers, DJ equipment, and portable devices.
For convenience and power conservation, the speaker includes an Auto Standby mode that automatically turns itself off when there is no input signal sensed after 25 minutes, and powers back on when signal input is detected.